“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Graduation always marks the start of fresh beginnings. Multiple doors open and you have the decision to choose the path you will take. The world is your oyster, and you enter full of energy and feel like you can take on the world. The truth is, you can do great things but people forget that along the way.

Ausphin’s Business Development Manager, Rowena Pellazar, was invited to be the inspirational speaker on Apicius’s Graduation. Rowena is known for her energy and passion and was perfect to inspire the young chefs to take on the world!

Rowena reminded the chefs to always hold on to their passions and always pursue their dreams. Never lose the child-like thinking of achieving great things, but always remember that great things can only be achieved with burning passion in what you do. Always give 100%, because people who go full throttle are those who succeed.

The culinary industry is one of the most colorful, but competitive, industries in the world. Sometimes, skill is not enough. You need to put your heart in your pan and in your plate and make people taste the burning desire you have to create one-of-a-kind dishes. There are days where you will feel useless and not enough, but the days that give you fulfillment are more than enough to make up for it.

Rowena inspired these young chefs but was also realistic in preparing them for the cut-throat world of the culinary world. But no matter what happens, if you hold on to your dreams and pursue your passions, you will come out on top.

From everyone in Ausphin, we want to congratulate the graduates on 2016 and wish them a colorful and fulfilling culinary journey! Remember, we’re here to help!